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Old 03-04-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
crimsonflame123
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USB boot without live CD image


Hi
I wish to install Fedora 8 on my 8gb usb drive.
I did a lot of googling and all places I could find spoke of installing
a live CD image which cant be updated.
(As I understand it, the image again needs to be recreated elsewhere and put into USB.)
It would be nice if I could use something like yum to update my installation in the USB itself.
I have a 4gb Transcend pen drive.

Any pointers to information on this will be really helpful.

Thanks for any help in advance.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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Does the usb drive show up in the installation program's installer? If so, use the installation program to format and install to the pendrive. You don't want to have a swap partition on a pen drive. You also want the partitions mounted with the noatime option to prevent updating a file's timestamp after a read.
 
Old 03-15-2008, 06:13 AM   #3
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Hey thanks!
It seemed my earlier pendrive had some problem. It wasnt getting detected by the installation disk. I used a new drive (SanDisk Cruzer Micro Skin) and it installed like charm.
I turned off swap all together and set the noatime option in /etc/fstab for the mounting of root. Verified that it works.

However I have one concern. The led on my pen drive remains continuously on when I boot Fedora. It happens only when transfers are happening to/from USB drive.
I want to make sure whether I need to tweak other things for this.
Could you please let me know what all I need to do more.
Would turning off the kernel logger be ok?
 
  


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